Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Online Degree Program

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Understand the Mysteries of the Bible by Earning a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies

Our Masters in Biblical Studies degree will provide you with a detailed look at the various books of the Bible and create a well-rounded framework for biblical language study. By earning your Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, you will receive an in-depth knowledge of the Old and New Testament and an understanding of integral biblical foundations. Our Masters in Biblical Studies degree is designed to teach the Bible in ways that enhance more rich research skills and gain a high level of understanding. Available to be completed in 2 years, our Master's degree in Biblical Studies is targeting for students who wish to further their knowledge of the Bible, become potential global missionaries or biblical scholars, or provide higher education instruction. Each of the courses within our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies builds upon an enhanced focused of research. This is accomplished by providing courses that hone in on the various hermeneutics of the Bible. This program will also provide opportunities for exploration of the Old and New Testament, Greek syntax, and Hebrew syntax and exegesis. This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies.

Why Choose Our Master's in Biblical Studies Online Degree?

As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University strives for continual improvement to promote student success. We not only want to provide students enrolled in our Master's in Biblical Studies with a foundational understanding of the Bible’s Old and New Testament, but also provide students with the opportunity to read the Bible in its original Greek and Hebrew form. Students pursuing this degree will come to understand the importance of the definitions of words in other languages and how they translate into English versions of the Bible. Here at Liberty University, we strive for excellence, not only through our curriculum but also in our efforts for student success in achieving their dream career.

Courses in Our Master's in Biblical Studies will Prepare You to:

  • Interpret biblical passages using advanced research skills and original biblical languages.
  • Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible from a conservative evangelical perspective while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the discipline of Biblical Studies.
  • Apply insights from grammatical and syntactical knowledge to interpreting the text of Scripture.
  • Create an original research thesis covering a current biblical studies topic.

Highlights of Our Online Master's in Biblical Studies Online Degree

  • Tuition for our Masters in Biblical Studies degree and other online programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other schools have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • By earning your online Masters in Biblical Studies degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Students enrolled in our Masters in Biblical Studies degree will have access to a plethora of resources through Liberty's research portal.
  • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after by prestigious organizations for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.

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Benefits of Earning an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Liberty

  • Increase in job opportunities in religious organizations after completing our Masters in Biblical Studies online degree.
  • Learn from experienced professors in the field of biblical studies.
  • The ability to transfer in up to 30 credit hours (including up to 50% of their major) from another accredited college.
  • Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity holds accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour at part-time
  • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester - only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*


* Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the Biblical Studies degree are charged at the part-time rate.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 60 total hours
  • Transfer in up to 30 credit hours
  • 50% of the program hours must be taken through Liberty
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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Potential Career Options in the Field of Biblical Studies

After completion of our Master of Arts in Biblical Studies online degree, you will have the opportunity to pursue a career in numerous areas of ministry, a few being:

  • Higher Education Instruction
  • Ph.D. Education
  • Global Missionary Ministry
  • Research Author